These natural ingredients restore moisture to and protect your skin. In today’s blog, we’ll talk all about how these three ingredients work with CBD to enhance your skincare routine.
Aloe vera is a succulent that originated in the Arabian peninsula, though it is now cultivated around the world. The plant stores water in its thick leaves, and when cut open, you see a jelly-like substance inside. This is the aloe vera “gel” found in many skincare products.
Aloe vera has long been used topically to heal and soften skin. The FDA has not approved it as a medical treatment, but studies suggest it can help with UV damage from the sun or radiation treatments, rashes, dandruff, and minor burns. Some people can have allergic reactions to aloe vera, so stop using aloe products if you get itchy or red.
The gel produced inside aloe vera leaves is rich in vitamins A, C, E, and B12 and contains 98% water to hydrate and soothe skin. Aloe vera also supports collagen production, helping skin maintain elasticity and hydration.
Indigenous to Africa, the shea tree produces nuts full of healthy fats. Shea butter is extracted from these nuts and has historically been used for everything from skin care to cooking and candle-making.
Shea butter has a high fatty acid content, allowing moisture to be absorbed rapidly by skin. It soothes skin, locks in moisture, and may help with minor inflammation, similarly to aloe vera. But unlike aloe vera, shea butter has no known allergenic effects.
Daily shea butter use may also prevent damage from UV radiation, as it acts like a mild sunscreen. This can help keep your skin looking young and healthy long-term!
Derived from the kernels, meat, and milk of the coconut palm and fruit, coconut oil acts similarly to shea butter to lock in moisture. It is also the cooking oil of choice for many types of Asian cuisines, while its popularity in Western cooking is growing.
The fatty acid content of coconut oil provides a good barrier to protect skin from transdermal water loss, allowing skin to stay moist longer. This barrier may also help keep out toxins and dirt that you encounter on a daily basis.
Coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids that have antimicrobial properties. When applied in its pure form, coconut oil may fight harmful microorganisms on the skin.
The Perfect Combination
These three ingredients form the perfect base for our Amethyst Body Butter. We’ve also mixed in other moisturizing ingredients, such as sunflower seed oil and argan oil, to maximize the benefits for your skin. With daily use, the full spectrum CBD in Amethyst Body Butter can work with your endocannabinoid receptors in your skin while your skin receives and retains intense moisture.